Thursday, December 22, 2011

This week so far...

We're on the countdown folks!

 The countdown until I don't have to come to work in the morning (until the new year), until we can drink and eat festively (and become festively plump!!), until I can kick back on the beach in the sun AND the mighty countdown until Christmas!!!

This week for me feels like it has been dragging on and on and onnnn!

Its only Thursday, I mean what the?!

Anyway, here's my week so far in pictures!!
What have you been up to this week?

Christmas lights

Just chilling

Christmas time Tan!!

New nails, teenage dream over barefoot Barcelona

Hopey's 18th bday with Brooke and Zoe


This week has seen me put up Chrissie lights at home on Sunday, kick back trying to relax before things start to get really hectic at home (we're having Christmas at my parents place with my aunt, uncle and their kids so we are all preparing for the big day!), I had a catch up with little "Tan" the calf who is still residing in the paddock behind our house (she is finally off hand bottled milk!! Woo hoo!), I gave myself a quickie fix up mani for a dinner last night and added some "sparklies" (I think they look festive!), I spent last night celebrating my friend Hope's 18th birthday (she's in the piccie with her 2 sisters Zoe and Brooke - they remind me of me and my sisters! Happy Birthday Hopey, finally legal!! hehe) and lastly Bazzie our Blue Heeler was feeling the love and tried to snuggle up in my lap at home and got snapped by the camera!

Ahh, still so much going on this week! Tonight we're having a "pre-Christmas" get together with my mums entire family as my aunt and uncle and their 4 kids have come to visit for a few days before Xmas, tomorrow night my little sister Jessie flies home for Christmas (YAY!) and then Saturday Santa comes and I'm off to "slip-and-slide" (yes I'm still young enough to do this lol) at a friends place for a Xmas Eve BBQ! Hopefully I can snap some embarrassing pics of the event! haha

Gotta love the holidays!!

Merry Christmas


Monday, December 19, 2011

Better late then Never!!!

So with only a small handful of days to go before Christmas arrives I finally got my act together and put up our Christmas tree and even decked the house out in Chrissie lights (thanks to a few helpful bodies on the weekend!!)

Here is a sneaky pic I took of the lights last night when I got home from my sister's place.

Its not the best shot and the lights look SO good from the road, I'll hopefully get another pic before Santie comes!!

I figure its better late then never when it comes to getting "Christmas-y"!!

I wanted to post a piccie of my gorgeous Christmas tree but my little Sister is flying home on Friday to spend Christmas with us and she wants it to be a surprise so I'll post once this happens!

Are you organised for Christmas? Any last minute shopping happening this week (like me... Oops!) ??

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Late for work.... again?!

Are you a morning person? Do you enjoy getting up early and greeting the sun as it wakes up?

Well, once upon a  time (when I was still a teen back in high school) I used to love getting up early, not "wasting the day" in bed, no sleep in's for me!

What has changed??

Now, I struggle to drag my sorry ass out of bed at 730am!! Often I get to work looking like I literally crawled out of bed, into my car and to my desk with no evidence of making myself look "decent" for the day ahead. Its starting to annoy me how little an attempt I've been putting into my morning rituals of getting ready for work.

Does this happen with age? Is it because I'm getting older? Or is it just pure laziness?

I'm thinking it might be the latter! So I've decided to start thinking of ideas for my "New Year Resolutions" and this is on the top of my list....
It's time for a change, starting with this! No more looking scruffy and dishevelled at work, uni or anywhere (in public that is... I still love my nights in my pj's on the couch watching One Tree Hill re-runs! Aint no body going to tell me to look flashy for that! hehe)

More New Year Resolutions to come. Have you started thinking of any yet?


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

One of those days

With the rush lead up to Christmas happening really quickly and the lingering "holiday" period teasing me (because I cant WAIT to revel in it!) I'm currently finding myself in the midst of one of "those" days.

You know...... one of those"blah" days?!

That's when I turn to one of my best friends for comfort and calories...

Yep, Ice-cream (my love) and chocolate all in one.
Mmmm New Zealand Natural Chocochillo.

(Ice-cream often makes most things okay again.)

Thank you for comforting me on my "blah" day. Lets hope tomorrow will be better :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

New beginnings... Or old ones that are finally starting!

With the end of the year fast approaching I seem to get that feeling of "new beginnings", New Year resolutions and I start thinking of how I am going to tackle the new year that is about to unfold.

 I find myself writing out Christmas cards to people that I love and don't get to see very often. I read out what I have written and often they read similar to last years cards, mostly about how I haven't had a chance to spend much time with these friends and hope to see them more in the New Year.

Its sad that as you get older you start to realise that those good "old" days spent frivolously with friends at school or at home soon become the good "current" days where things change and we get older and busy and the days roll on by so fast that even last Christmas felt like yesterday! (OMG 20 days until this Christmas!)

I'm starting to understand that even though things change and people grow apart (or more so move away from each other) it doesn't always mean that its a bad thing.

Change can be good.
 Don't you think?

As I sit down and look at what new things have happened in my life towards the end of this big year I can safely say I have a big smile on my face and feel content.

Change has been a really big constant in my life this year and although at the time some changes felt kind of yucky, I am accepting that the new changes are good if not great!!

The end of the year brings people together and always brings me a sense of new beginnings, or I like to think of them as old beginnings that  were suppose to happen but just haven't had a chance to start until now! lol

What "new" (or old things) are you looking forward to this year or into the new year?

Firstly I am trying to get all of my Christmas shopping done!!!

Oh and P.s, on random note, I am currently trying to sell my electric guitar on eBay!
Its a whole guitar start up pack with and amp, stand and guitar bag included!

The link to my eBay site is here, if you know of anyone keen to start learning or someone who just wants a guitar for the hell of it please check  it out! Sadly it turns out I am not the musical "guitar" type lol and  I want to sell it to someone who will use it rather than it just collecting dust in my house!

Drop me a comment if you want any more info!

Happy Monday! x


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Still here!!!

Hey Bloggy friends!

I feel so bad that I haven't checked in lately, time has crept up on me and I'm starting to fall in a heap with the amount of things that I have going on at the moment, and to top it all off its December this week!! OMG!!!!

I'm so unorganised. I haven't bought one Christmas present, I haven't even bought my Christmas cards to send to all of the friends and family (and this is a tradition for me that I do every year - I'm usually organised with this!)

I need a good kick up the butt to get myself into gear before its too late and all of my family will be receiving "IOU's" for Christmas!!!

I have however been spying on this years kikki K Christmas gift guide in some spare Internet time that I have had. I've earmarked a few goodies that I like! I love kikki K with all of its organisational and stationary goodness!

Check out the website here and the best part is - you can shop online!! (That's great for us folk living in the bush that cant make it to the city before Christmas, gotta love that!)

Anyhow, hopefully I will have some more interesting news to share soon!
Take care until then


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

7 Days of Shoe love...

Instead of "Tuesday Ten" this week I thought I'd do 7 days of shoe love.
7 occassions for 7 shoes I'm loving right now! (If only I could afford them all... and have enough cupboard space to house them all! Oh well, a girl can dream!!)


Monday, November 14, 2011

Show me your MO!

If you're like me you may have noticed that there are a lot of guys walking around this month with those funny looking moustaches (or "mo's" as I like to call them).

 That's when you know it's "Movember".

Usually I'm not one to like a mo on a guy (I grew up with my dad who has a strict "shave every day" kind of policy and I have never seen him with facial hair before, so it's kind of been instilled in me to think this way too I guess!) but when it comes to Movember I think I am warming up to it.

Even though a lot of my guy friends are starting to resemble Mario and Luigi, or some greasy looking Italian guys that I met at some beach parties in the Greek Islands earlier this year I have to say that I am kind of proud of them.

Movember is such a good cause and even if the guys participating don't really know why they have taken an oath not to shave their faces for the entire month of November and just want to annoy their girlfriends and wives for the month, I am  still throwing out a big "Good on ya!" to all of the guys involved.

In my experience its almost impossible to get any guy to take an interest in their health so the more mo's the merrier I say!

To donate to Movember click here.

Show us your Mo's boys!!! hehe


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

Tomorrow is Monday isn't it?! Oh crap! It comes around so fast doesn't it?!

This weekend I got up to some fun things, but still feel like the time has flown by way too quick (why can't it do that when I'm drowning in paperwork at the Office on a Tuesday arfternoon at 3pm when it feels like the week will never end?!)

For starters I finally got my car back from the mechanic!!!! Hallelujah! I'm sure I haven't mentioned this before but lately I have been having the hardest time with my cute little Barina (Beep Beep is her name). Her brakes were failing and causing me grief (even though she is only 6 years old!!) so I had to truck her off to the closest Holden Service department (which happens to be 300kms away. Gee living in the bush has its perks *wink*)

After a few weeks away she is finally home and running like a champ! Here I am taking her on a "victory lap" (the 300km trip back home). Reunited again! haha

Also this week I lashed out and got another manicure (I am sooo addicted to these now.) They are so cheap (because I only get my real nails painted and don't go with any acrylic add on thingys) and they look so good, it saves me trying to do it myself! Once again I chose an OPI colour called "Barefoot In Barcelona". I love the name, especially since I was barefoot in Barcelona this year back in August - ah memories! I've already ordered this colour online to add to my own collection I love it so much!

Last night I had a great night out with my good friend Jess.C. We haven't been out on the "town" together in such a long time it was nice to catch up over some wines and get our dance on!

This is what I wore out last night. I was trying to take a picture to send to my sister in Townsville to see if she would approve of the outfit or tell me if it looked terrible (I've never worn high waisted shorts out before so this was something new! I am in love with them now! So comfy, especially on a warm night when you're dancing around everywhere! lol)

Please excuse the state of the bathroom bench and the "crinkly-ness" of my clothes. (This shot was pre-iron!)

So today was spent lazing around watching re-runs of my favourite show, One Tree Hill with a slight headache from those darn wines last night! lol

I'm not too excited that its Monday tomorrow, but hey, everyday is a gift. I'm going to embrace this week!

How was your weekend? Fill me in, drop me a comment below! :o)


Saturday, November 5, 2011

This week I am grateful for...

This week I am grateful for having such amazing friends.

Through everything that I have gone through this year family and friends have been the most important thing to me.

They are there through ups and downs, they make you laugh, drink with you until you are stupid, dance around silly with you, drag your sorry ass off the couch when you're feeling down and they never cease to surprise you.

I've made so many new friends this year in Australia and overseas and I never forget the ones close to home that keep me smiling all week.

I feel so grateful to have amazing friends there for me.
I'm thinking of you all this week (you know who you are!)


Playing along with Maxabella over here.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Ten

10 things I want to do before I die. (In no particular order!)

1. Visit the "top 10" best rated beaches in the world!!  I think after visiting Fiji, Boracay Island, Barcelona, the Greek Islands and Sicily I've seen quite a few Ah-mazing beaches but I want to visit the TOP rated beaches everywhere!

2. Finish my Graphic Design degree and eventually open my own design business. (Uni starts back in Feb 2012, here I come!)

3. Make a million dollars somehow.

4. Own and build my own home. (After making a million dollars this shouldn't be that hard right??!)

5. Own a jacuzzi hot tub. After my weekend spent with friends in a gi-NORMOUS 10 seater awesomly hot hot-tub I decided that I want to own my own. If I did this little baby would be used all year round!

6. Finish working on my family tree (and learn more about my extended family.)

7. Visit Africa and the Egyptian pyramids.

8. Win a really big award for something special!

9. Find the love of my life, and me be the love of his life too :)

10. Okay this one sounds silly and pointless but I really want to be able to wear a pair of skin tight tights out with some killer heels and not feel uncomfortable or self conscious! (Hence killing my self at Body Pump class tonight! lol)

I could go on and on and on about what I want to do before I die but we'd be here forever!!
What's on your list to do before you die??


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ow My Head!

Okay, I know people say this frequently but, why do we drink?! Ow my head hurts from last nights festivities!!!! lol
Alright, I admitt... It's kind of a good hurt since I had such an awesome time with some great friends!

 This was me before I hit the town with my girl friends for a six course dinner and some yummy wine (maybe a tad too much wine! haha)

It has been another busy week with work and exercise and socialising with friends but it has ended nicely and I am feeling super happy which is great! I haven't got a great deal of news to share and am a little boring with my blog updates this week but I'll try and kick back into full gear next week!

Oh, also I have been admiring my "green thumb" work watching my hydrangeas plants starting to flower - they are in full bloom at the moment and are just gorgeous! These are my favourite flowers and I can help but smile when I see them.

How have you been this week?


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mixed Moods and Daydreaming...

I'm a bit all over the shop this week. One minute I'm happy the next I'm feeling off. I guess these are the joys of everyday life aren't they?!

Something that lifted my mood earlier in the week was these pictures that my friend posted of Facebook for me to see. When I was in the Greek Islands back in August this year we, (Me and my friends Jess and Nikki) went swimming in the most beautifully clear water I have ever seen (mind you it was freeeeezing this day, I was such a sook and the girls had to beg me to get in the water! lol)


Jess ran to the shop across the road and bought an underwater camera and this week we all finally got to see what the pictures turned out like! (If you haven't used a disposable underwater camera before - you can't actually see what the pictures turn out like until the film is developed - like back in the old days when we would take pictures on film!!)


They turned out great!!!


The only problem is they are making me day dream of being back on my gorgeous holiday and back at the beach! Time just flies past way too quick these days, so I try to cherish every moment I get and take as many pictures as I can so the memories always last!


Thanks for sharing the piccies Jess!!! :o)